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RADICAL WOMEN

Hey ladies and gents, Happy International Women's day! To celebrate we have put together a few 35mm photos of some of the amazing women who surround us everyday. We also did a short question and answer with 3 different, and empowering women.  Thank you to all the women we have come across, you motivate us, you challenge us and you stick by us. So lets continue to be radical and change the world, all together no matter what sex, gender or race. 

Maleeha, student and an everyday powerful woman 
What do you like about being a woman?
I like that being a woman feels like being part of a sisterhood, you always feel like somebody has your back and is looking out for you.
 
How important is self acceptance to you?
Self acceptance is super important! I don't think you can ever be your happiest self unless you are 100% ok with who you are. It's really hard to accept that there are parts of you that are kind of shitty or that you're not cool with but getting past this makes you feel a million times more confident.
 
What feminist issues are you most passionate about?
Intersectional feminism/ rape culture!! Also just small every day occurrences that allow stereotypes to persist. I HATE IT when men shake my hand but like barely grip my hand!
Who are the most inspiring women to you?
My mum!! And also Clementine Ford and Belle Hooks
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Maya, student and writer for the Ladies Network
 
What do you like about being a woman?
Women are very, very powerful creatures. I love it. We are life creators, wear fabulous skirts, and hold all the shit together all the time. Its fabulous.
 
How important is self acceptance to you?
Self acceptance is everything to me. Women are constantly constantly bombarded with reasons why they shouldn't accept themselves, but I think that once we do, everything else in life falls straight into place.
 
What feminist issues are you most passionate about?
Shite. Seriously too much. Top 4 in no particular order would probably be: 
- Reproductive rights pls let us make our own choices about our own damn bodies. Thx.
- The overt sexualisation and subtle inferiority complex that girls experience essentially from the womb.
- Female genital mutilation
- Universally accessible education for young women, and therefore emancipation.
 
Who are the most inspiring women to you?
My good Ol' mum for her yogic words of wisdom and female power, and Jane Eyre. The babe.
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Gemma, writer, founder and editor of Global Hobo
What do you like about being a woman?
I love the secret sisterhood that comes with being a woman. That I can ask a perfect stranger for a tampon, pour my heart to my hairdresser and proudly bare all in an onsen full of women of all ages with bodies of all shapes and sizes (I'm in Japan right now and am loving all the empowering daily public nudity). I also love that we're (mostly) all in this club where we lift each other up and celebrate each other's successes as women and as humans.
 
How important is self acceptance to you?
Self acceptance is important because it makes you feel good about yourself, but I think it comes with age and can't be forced. When I was 10, I used to steal my nan's foot powder to cover my under-eye circles. At 18, I wouldn't have sex with the lights on. But I don't think I was any less of a person than I am now. Also, self acceptance doesnt necessarily mean wearing no makeup and not shaving your armpits. It can, but it doesnt have to - I think it just means being proud of who you are, whether there's plastic in your boobies or not.
 
What feminist issues are you most passionate about?
Rape and sexual assault. Whether it's sexual abuse at home, warzone rape or random attacks, I think it is the most brutal, repulsive display of entitlement, power and disrespect on earth, and believe rape culture to be the source of so many other problems.
 
Who are the most inspiring women to you?
Every woman I know inspires me - mothers, sisters, daughters, partners and friends - because everyone has struggled with and overcome some kind of problem as a result of the patriarchy, from abusive relationships to absent fathers to struggles with self acceptance. I guess the women I really look up to as feminists are Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Emma Watson.
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Global hobo